According to its critics, what the Los Angeles Police Department advertised as a community engagement tool turned out to be a surveillance program of local Muslims.
Hate crimes have increased 17.4 percent — from 931 incidents in 2016, to 1,093 incidents in 2017.
Recent reports on the use of force by California law enforcement officers reveal a rise in the number of deadly civilian encounters with police.
California allocated $176 million to test and clean 2,500 lead-threatened properties surrounding the closed Exide battery plant near downtown Los Angeles. To date only 335 parcels have been cleaned.
This week the high court upheld the Trump administration’s travel ban that barred nearly all travelers from five mostly Muslim countries.